Back to School 2019-2020

Holly Academy News & Views

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Director's Corner

Happy New School Year!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school-year! It is amazing how fast the time goes when you are having fun! I know many of you celebrated life transitions (weddings, the birth of a child, moving, etc.) and hopefully you were able to spend much needed time recharging for the year ahead. I am excited about the new year and the possibilities it brings for our students and staff. I know that it is going to be the BEST YEAR YET at Holly Academy! I consider myself lucky to work with each of you to serve our amazing students! Scroll through the newsletter to learn about beginning of the year happenings and updates at school.

Upcoming events

  • Aug 27 - 6th grade Open House-6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Aug 28 - Y5-5th grade Open House-6:00pm-7:30pm
    7th-8th grade Open House-6:00pm-6:45pm
  • Sept. 2 - Labor Day
  • Sept. 3 - First day of school for 1st-8th grade
  • Sept. 4 - First day of school for Y5 and Kindergarten
  • Sept. 4 - New parent "Coffee & Conversation" at 8:05am in the Media Center
  • Sept. 11 - Patriot Day-students can wear red/white/blue tops with uniform bottoms
  • Sept. 12 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in the media center
  • Sept. 12 - Fire drill at 11:30am
  • Sept. 16 - Picture Day
  • Sept. 16 - Fueling Parent Excellence-5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Sept. 17 - Citizenship/Constitution Day-students can wear red/white/blue tops with uniform bottoms
  • Sept. 25 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in the Media Center
  • Sept. 26 - Tornado drill at 11:00am


Many thanks go out to our custodial staff and others who worked behind the scenes this summer to prepare our building for the start of the new school year! Mr. Melero, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Hartwell, Mrs. Grassi, Mrs. Voich, Mr. McVey and Miss Kolinsky have been working so hard to get ready for the new school year!

Welcome to our new staff members! We are so glad you have joined our Husky family!

  • Jenn Melton: Office Manager
  • Jana Weisbrod: Speech Therapist
  • Diana Hoekstra: Special Education Teacher
  • Kiah Behrendt: 3/4 Classroom Teacher
  • Katie Klimaszewski: 6th Social Studies/ELA Teacher
  • Kathy Finneran: 7th/8th Science Teacher
  • Andre Linden-Y5: 2nd Music Teacher, Choir, Pan Jams, Y5 support
  • Liz Thompson: coming back as Mrs. Will's long-term sub
  • Becky Torrey: Special Education Paraprofessional

Fueling Parent Excellence Conference

There are many reasons why Holly Academy is the top academic performer in the area. One of these reasons is our high level of parent support and involvement! The best way you can support your child in his/her academics is to attend our Seventh Annual Fueling Parent Excellence Conference on September 16th.

Dismissal Process

Your child’s safety is of utmost importance to our staff. Please refrain from having parent/teacher conferences during the dismissal process. Even the smallest question to a teacher takes his/her attention off the safety of the children. Teachers are not permitted to engage in these conversations until the dismissal process is completed. Thank you for assisting us in keeping our children safe.

The middle schoolers and fifth grade will dismiss from the auditorium. If you would like to pick your child up from the middle school building, please make sure you sign them out at the office before 3:05p.m. **PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR CELL PHONE DURING DROP OFF AND DISMISSAL**

Remember when signing out your child/ren before 3:15p.m.

they will be marked tardy. Thank you.

Skyward-Parent Connect

Please note that you are able to change demographic information on your student’s information through Skyward. If your email is not available on Skyward, please add it into your student’s information. Thank you.

Coffee and Conversation

All Young 5, Kindergarten and new Husky parents, please join us on September 4th at 8:05am in the media center.
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Remind 101

Please follow directions below for school notifications.
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Stand up to bullying t-shirt order form

Please see link below for order form. Forms must be returned to the office by September 14th.
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From the Board of Directors

The Board would like to welcome everyone back to school.

President – Joan Ehrhardt

Vice President – Diane Wujciak

Treasurer – Doreen DeBenedictus

Secretary (FOIA officer) – Sara Barton

Trustee – David Cruickshank

Trustee – Stephen Jenkins

Fenton Community After School Youth String Orchestra

Please see flyer below:
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If your child participates in a sports activity at Holly Academy, please check the Holly Academy website ( under Athletics for cancellations and rescheduled games. We hope this helps with communication between the athletic department and parents.


Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Please join us at our first PTO meeting on September 12, 2019 at 8:00am in the media center.


Please see link below

September 2019 milk form

Please see attached link below for September miilk form.

September 2019 pizza form

Please see attached link below for September pizza form
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Holly Academy Annual Notifications

Please see below
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